Hi all, I've got a new bass that while it generally plays great and the action is certainly playable, If I try to lower the saddles to achieve lower action, the upper frets will choke out. 14th and up in that range. The saddles are adjusted fairly high off the deck. Relief is nearly flat. I took it to my trusted setup guy to be evaluated and he came up with nothing as to high frets or bad fretboard. His conclusion, as was my thought, was that it may need to have a degree or 2 of forward tilt added, rather than file the frets to compensate. This sort of rang a bell in my head that I read RICs can have relief set flat due to a built in forward tilt. I'm not really diggin the idea of shimming but it seems like a better option than removing fret material. I was wondering though....what if all it needs is to have the neck loosened and then retightened, back screws first and front screws second and maybe not as tight to allow just enough of a change. Sound worth a try?